Junior Member Awards and Scholarships

Iowa Simmental Association Queen Contest


2020 Iowa Simmental Royalty: (left to right)
Princess Emma Hay, Queen Caylie Hickman, and Princess Bailey McKenna  

 

*Attention Past Iowa Simmental Queens & Princesses
Please fill out this form to update our records.

 

Are you looking for a leadership opportunity that will allow you to meet and work with talented individuals in the cattle industry?

Are you interested? If so, the Iowa Simmental Association is looking for eligible young ladies to become contestants for the Iowa Simmental Queen and Princess. In addition to this honor, the Iowa Simmental Queen will be awarded $250 and the Iowa Simmental Princess will be awarded $150 after their reign.

What are the qualifications? If you are between the ages of 16 and 21 years of age by January 1 of the current year, unmarried, an IJSA member, and knowledgeable about the Simmental breed, please consider this your invitation to apply. It is also required that you be able to attend the Beef Expo Simmental Sale, the Iowa Simmental Association Field Day and the Iowa State Fair Simmental Shows during your reign.

When and where is the contest held?  The contest will be held on Saturday, February 9th at 9:30 am. at Prairie Meadows Hotel in Altoona. This contest will coincide with the Iowa Beef Expo and the Iowa Simmental activities. The contest will conclude with the Queens luncheon at noon.

When is the new queen crowned?  The new Queen and Princess will be crowned during the banquet on Sunday evening February 10th at Walnut Center on the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.

How do I enter?  To enter, send a resume stating your name, parents’ names, address, phone number, birthday, Simmental background, interests, activities, future plans, and a short essay on “Why I want to be the Iowa Simmental Queen or Princess.” Mail to Darci Mass, 1778 320th St., Adair, IA 50002 by January 20th of the current year. No late applicants will be accepted. If you would like additional information, contact Darci at 641-746-3339 or 641-740-0597 or email her at darcisue@yahoo.com and she can fill you in on all the exciting details! Prepare your resume today and join in the rewarding experience!

 

Prepare your résumé today and join in the rewarding experience!

 

Iowa Simmental Memorial Scholarship


2020 Iowa Simmental Memorial Scholarship Recipients: (left to right)
Grace Greiman, Landon Siek, and Carli Henderson

 

Requirements:

  • All applications must be mailed to the Iowa Simmental Association current President by May 15th of the current year. (2020 ISA President is Kenny Scott)

Applicants must provide or meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a senior in high school or post high school student who plans to attend a 2 or 4-year accredited school in the fall of the current year.
  • Must have been a paid Iowa Junior Simmental Association member for at least the last two years.
  • Must complete the application and additional requirements.
  • Must be present Saturday afternoon of Field Day, to participate in an oral interview. (If this does not work with your schedule please contact the ISA President to arrange another time)

The winners of the Iowa Simmental Memorial Scholarship will be announced during the Iowa Simmental Field Day Show and awarded the money during the Annual Iowa Simmental Assoc. Banquet at the Iowa Beef Expo the following February.  Winners must also send proof of enrollment in the accredited school order to receive the scholarship money to IJSA Treasurer Gina Long prior to the next year’s ISA Banquet. Upon receiving this enrollment verification, the scholarship money will be given to the recipients at the Banquet. Three (3) $1000 scholarships will be awarded.

Click here for the Scholarship Application:

2020 Iowa Simmental Association Memorial Scholarship Application

 

Sammi Long Memorial Showmanship Award

The 1st Annual Sammi Long Memorial Showmanship Award was presented to Grace Greiman of Goodell at the 2020 Field Day by the IJSA Board.

Pictured with Grace (third from right) are members of the Long family (left to right) Cody, Gina, Rob, (Grace), Tyler, and Abby.

“Be the reason someone smiles today!”


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ASA Foundation Merit Awards

The Merit Award program is designed to provide recognition to junior members who have made “significant contributions to their community, home, family, school and the Simmental or Simbrah breeds of cattle.”  It’s a 3-level process beginning with the Bronze Award, then Silver, and finally Gold.  Iowa Juniors have a long history of receiving various levels of the Merit Awards.  For more information please see the link below or contact one of the IJSA advisors. 

All three levels of applications and other required information are due to AJSA (email to ajsa@simmgene.com) by June 1st.  Bronze recipients will be selected by ASA with assistance from the State Association, and will be announced and recognized at the National Classic, they receive a certificate and lapel pin.

Silver and Gold Applications are due June 1st to the ASA.  The ASA Foundation Board reviews the applications and the recipients are announced and recognized during the National Classic awards banquet.   Silver and Gold awards receive a certificate and scholarship money.   ISA/IJSA will recognize IJSA members who are Bronze, Silver and/or Gold recipients as  and those youth will be recognized via our website, newsletter, Facebook page, and at the ISA annual banquet the following year.


2020 Bronze Merit Award Recipients: (none from Iowa)

 


2020 Silver Merit Award Recipients: Carli Henderson (second from left)


2020 Gold Merit Award Recipient: (None from Iowa)

 

Click Here for more information and Merit Award applications.

 

The IJSA is compiling a list of past Iowa Junior members who received a Merit Award, if you were a recipient (or know someone who was), please contact IJSA Advisor Morgan Wadsworth with the year and award level so we can recognize you and other deserving past IJSA members.

 

County Simmental Awards

 
Youth who exhibited a Champion Simmental animal at their 2019 county fair were recognized at the 2020 Field Day in Afton.
More photos of individual recipients can be viewed in the 2020 Field Day Results PDF.

Each year the Iowa Simmental & Iowa Junior Simmental Associations team up to recognize youth who exhibited a Champion registered Simmental animal at their local county fairs.  In 2019 87 youth from 56 counties showed 88 Champion Simmental/ Foundation Simmental Animals at their County Fairs. Pictured are those youth who picked up their awards at Field Day. Exhibitor’s information must be turned in to the IJSA advisors by the County Extension office, Fair office or other official by October 15th following their fair.  The recipients will receive a certificate from the ISA/IJSA and presented by their County Extension Office (at County Fall Awards Night if applicable) and will receive their award at the ISA Field Day the following year.  Please contact IJSA Advisor Morgan Wadsworth for more information.

 

This year’s recipients are:

County Name

Exhibitor Name

Champions

Appanoose

Paige Heesch

Champion Foundation Heifer

Audubon

Lane Elmquist

Champion Foundation Heifer

Benton

Nate Arens

Champion Foundation Heifer

Benton

Tate Kettler

Champion Simmental Heifer

Boone

Lane Snedden

Champion Simmental Heifer

Bremer

Caleb Lentz

Champion Foundation Cow/Calf, Supreme Champion Cow/Calf Overall

Bremer

Lucas Lentz

Champion Foundation Heifer/ 4th Overall Breeding Heifer

Buchanan

Katie Johnson

Champion Simmental Heifer

Buchanan

Owen Reck

Champion Simmental Steer

Butler

Colton Harken

Champion Foundation Heifer, Reserve Champion Heifer Overall

Cass

Brock Henderson

Champion Foundation Heifer, Supreme Champion Heifer Overall

Cedar

Jaxson Schott

Champion Foundation Heifer

Cedar

Kiley Langley

Champion Simmental Heifer

Cedar

Luke Crock

Champion Simmental Steer

Cherokee

Branden Whited

Champion Foundation Heifer

Clark

Elizabeth Blackford

Champion Simmental Heifer/ 3rd Overall Breeding Heifer

Clay

Natalie McKenna

Champion Simmental Heifer

Clayton

Keagan Echard

Champion Simmental Cow/Calf

Clayton

Ty Echard

Champion Simmental Heifer

Clinton

Jack Ploog

Supreme Champion Heifer Overall

Crawford

Kaylie Pick

Champion Foundation Heifer, Supreme Champion Heifer Overall

Davis

Wyatt Sandeen

Champion Simmental Heifer

Delaware

Addison Krogmann

Champion Bred and Raised Foundation Heifer

Delaware

Olivia Hilby

Champion Simmental Heifer & Champion Bred and Raised Simmental Heifer

Delaware

Ryan Hilby

Champion Foundation Heifer

Des Moines

Dalton Hartman

Champion Simmental Steer

Des Moines

Joshua Darbyshire

Champion Simmental Heifer, Supreme Champion Heifer Overall

Dubuque

Amanda Rea

Champion Foundation Heifer

Dubuque

Samantha Clasen

Champion Simmental Heifer

Fayette

Aaron Miller

Champion Foundation Cow/Calf

Fayette

Alex Steinbronn

Champion Simmental Heifer

Fayette

Isabelle Steinbronn

Champion Foundation Heifer

Franklin

McKayla DeNio

Champion Foundation Heifer, Reserve Champion Heifer Overall & Champion Simmental Heifer

Greene

Ethan Frederick

Champion Foundation Heifer

Greene

Paisley Lautner

Champion Simmental Heifer, Reserve Overall Heifer

Guthrie

Michael Maas

Simmental Champion Heifer, Supreme Champion Heifer Overall

Hancock

Carret Cash

Champion Simmental Cow/Calf

Hardin

Karli Hager

Champion Foundation Heifer

Harrison

Braxton Powers

Champion Simmental Heifer

Howard

Hope Dohlman

Champion Commercial Cow/Calf (No Breed class, 3/4 Simmental)

Howard

Max Klimesh

Champion Foundation Heifer

Ida

Collin Grove

Champion Foundation Heifer

Iowa

Derek Weisskopf

Champion Simmental Heifer

Iowa

Ty Becker

Champion Foundation Heifer, Reserve Champion Heifer Overall

Iowa

Tyson Mohr

Champion Simmental Steer

Jackson

Kailyn Thompson

Champion Simmental Heifer

Jasper

Merrin Ziesman

Champion Simmental Heifer

Jefferson

Cameron McLain

Champion Simmental Steer & Champion Simmental Heifer

Jones

Ivan Lambertsen

Champion Simmental Heifer

Jones

Kinzi Schlarmann

Champion Foundation Heifer

Lee

Henry Steffensmeier

Champion Simmental Heifer, Supreme Champion Heifer Overall

Linn

Natalie Nissen

Champion Simmental Heifer

Linn

Tate Haughenbury

Champion Foundation Heifer

Louisa

Kinlee Brown

Champion Foundation Heifer

Marion

Cody Metcalf

Champion Simmental Heifer

Marion

Emma Yoder

Champion Simmental Steer

Marshall

Kaia Routier

Champion Simmental Heifer

Mitchell

Hale Dieterich

Champion Foundation Heifer, Reserve Champion Heifer Overall

Muscatine

Blaine Heick

Champion Foundation Heifer, Reserve Champion Heifer Overall

Page

Ethan Fast

Champion Simmental Heifer

Plymouth

Bailiee Jauer

Champion Foundation Heifer

Plymouth

Taylor DeRocher

Champion Simmental Heifer

Polk

Coy Steenhoek

Supreme Champion Heifer Overall

Poweshiek

Kolton Kline

Champion Foundation Heifer

Ringgold

Brady Bickel

Champion Foundation Heifer, Reserve Champion Heifer Overall

Ringgold

MaKayla Jones

Champion Simmental Heifer, Supreme Champion Heifer Overall

Scott

Cassi Paustian

Champion Simmental Steer & Champion Commercial Cow/Calf, Supreme Cow/Calf Overall

Scott

Colin DeCap

Champion Simmental Heifer, Supreme Champion Heifer Overall

Scott

Mckenna DeCap

Champion Foundation Heifer

Sioux

Chadon De Haan

Champion Simmental Heifer

Southern IA Fair (Mahaska County)

Lute Judy

Champion Foundation Heifer

Southern IA Fair (Mahaska County)

Lydia Judy

Champion Simmental Heifer

Story

Carson Finch

Champion Foundation Heifer, Supreme Champion Heifer Overall

Story

Erica Sporrer

Champion Simmental Heifer

Story

Shasta Moody

Champion Simmental Cow/Calf, Supreme Cow/Calf Overall

Tama

Conner Murty

Champion Simmental Heifer

Tama

Hope Brubaker

Champion Foundation Cow/Calf

Union

Grant Skellenger

Champion Foundation Heifer

Union

Kolbey Bailey

Champion Simmental Heifer

Van Buren

Kylie Peck

Supreme Champion Heifer Overall

Warren

Abigail Piekema

Champion Foundation Heifer

Warren

Jack Johnson

Champion Simmental Steer

Washington

Payton Peck

Champion Simmental Steer

Washington

Peighton Ford

Champion Simmental Heifer

Wayne

Dalton Lukavsky

Champion Simmental Steer, Reserve Overall Market Animal & Champion Foundation Heifer

Wayne

Trey Goretska

Champion Simmental Heifer

Woodbury

Chase Sypersma

Champion Simmental Cow/Calf